The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes.

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Title: The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes.
Author: Mitchell, Michelle A.
Abstract: A performance decrement is consistently observed when people shift from high to low workload in laboratory studies (Cumming & Croft , 1973 ; Goldberg & Stewart , 1980 ; Matthews , 1986 ; Cox -Fuenzalida , 2000 ) . Two explanations are currently debated in the literature ; however , the underlying mechanism perpetuating the decrement is still unknown . This study aimed to offer evidence for the limited resource explanation by looking at psychological flexibility , a construct that is reported to increase the availability of cognitive resources . It was hypothesized that psychological flexibility would predict above and beyond condition status on the dependent variables : performance post -shift , negative affect , and workload . Multiple hierarchical regressions were conducted to assess the hypotheses and the data did not support the hypotheses . Results are discussed as well as limitations and future directions for research .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /14
Date: 2011-05-09

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Mitchell, Michelle A. The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes.. Master's thesis, Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /14 .

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